What an opportunity, though, for Christians to engage young potential voters. Grab a bunch of registration forms. (You can get them at your local library, post office, DMV, or local elections official?or go online to www.RedeemtheVote.com, the Christian music artists? answer to Rock the Vote and MTV.) Then start a conversation about issues that concern them, like education or the war on terror.
Why should we vote? As Christians, we know voting is a sacred duty and the first step toward affecting the wider culture. So make sure you?re registered, encourage others to register, and make your voice count on November 2?and bring your kids, for a great civic lesson.
For further reading and information:
Register to vote by mail.
Project Vote Smart provides a wealth of information on candidates, issues, and much more. Just plug in your zip code or a candidate?s last name, and you?ll find just what you need.
Alan Wirzbicki, ? Star Power: Celebrities and the youth vote ,?
Timothy Egan, ? Vote Drives Gain Avid Attention of Youth in ?04 ,? New York Times,
Evelyn Nieves, ? College-Age Voters Feel Tug of Recruiters ,?
G. Jeffrey MacDonald, ? Lost on campus: the ballot box ,? Christian Science Monitor,
Jose Antonio Vargas, ? MTV, Gamers Hope Video Clicks with Young Voters ,?
?Hordes of voters register in a dozen states ,? MSNBC,
See the ?Worldview for Parents? page ? Why Should I Vote? ?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040829, ? Our Sacred Duty: Why Christians Must Vote .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 031029, ? Never Too Young: Teaching Your Kids about Civic Duty .?